It’s not every day you see a cheesecake sold for over $1000 dollars.
But it’s not everyday you get to attend the famous Missions Cake Auction at Heritage.
This week at Heritage was our annual, student-led missions conference. Each year, missions conference is one of the top highlights of the entire year. This year was no exception.
The atmosphere and energy that students bring to the week is amazing. In addition, several dozen representatives from various mission agencies come to campus. One group even brought a genuine yurt, complete with a wood-burning stove.
Our plenary speakers, Rob (“Mags”) Magwood and John Taylor, did an outstanding job helping us realize the extent of the world’s need: over 3 billion people have little to no exposure to the gospel of Christ. They also challenged us to be part of the “senders” and “goers” who help meet that need. A number of students indicated their desire to take part in God’s global mission. It was amazing to see the Lord at work in so many hearts.
One of the high points of the conference was the Missions Dinner (delicious Indian food) & Cake Auction. For the Cake Auction, students, faculty and staff bake and donate colourful cakes. Then each cake is auctioned off. Table groups of students, staff and missions reps pool their money to buy one (or more) of the home-made cakes. It gets crazy as table groups engage in bidding wars. There’s lots of laughter and joy as cakes are sold for ridiculously high amounts. The top seller this year was a cheesecake that fetched over 1000 dollars.
Why spend so much for cakes? Because all the money goes to help Heritage students going out on mission trips this summer. It’s a sweet way to help them on their way.
This week reminded me once again why Linda and I love serving the Lord at Heritage. He is using the school to raise up a generation of gospel-hearted men and women. We get a front row seat to watch God at work.